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Ghostwriting Discussion Presented by Film Music Network

    The Film Music Network Los Angeles Chapter Presents A Special Presentation:

    GHOSTWRITING: A Candid Look at the Benefits, Hazards and Traditions of One of the Industry’s Best Kept Secrets

    Tuesday, September 10, 2002 – 7:30pm
    The Sportsmen’s Lodge
    12833 Ventura Blvd (at Coldwater Canyon)
    Studio City, CA
    RSVP by email to [email protected] or call
    818-245-1144 – Seating is Limited

    Admission: No charge for Film Music Network Premium
    Members, $15 for others.

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: New Film Music Network Benefit:
    The Industry Card

    Don’t miss this special Film Music Network event which will feature a very candid discussion about the industry’s hottest topic. As the Hercules and Xena ghostwriting copyright case now gains international appeal with coverage in the BBC and Associated Press, the industry is exploring the benefits, hazards, traditions and liabilities of ghostwriting. This special event will feature a panel of industry veterans discussing all aspects of ghostwriting, including:
    LAURA LEVINSKY (music executive) – Laura Levinsky spent more than 12 years in the Music Department of Columbia TriStar Television/Sony Pictures, where among a variety of issues, she dealt with numerous situations involving ghostwriters. She will discuss the studio point of view and legal liability to television & film companys in these types of cases. In addition, she will touch on some of the options ghostwriters have when royalty monies are by the credited writer only.

    CHARLES FERNANDEZ (composer) – Charles Fernandez has been an active Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor and player since 1985. He received two emmy nomintations and one annie nomination for his work on the Casper Cartoon Series. He’s written for series such as Bonker’s for Disney, Toonsylvania for Dreamworks, The Doug Series for Jumbo/Disney, 101 Dalmations, Aladdin and Little Mermaid series. He’s also written for such films as All Dogs Go to Heaven II, All Dog’s Christmas Carol, Doug’s First Movie, The Pebble and the Penguin, Aladdin III As well the intellectually stimulating Alvin and the Chipmunks meet Frankenstein and Alvin and the Chipmunks meet the Workman among others. Most recently he wrote music for A Very Pooh New Year and Cinderalla II. He’s also been running Trone Music since 1994, where composers can record with a full union orchestra for demo and student film purposes.

    BRIAN LEE CORBER (attorney) – Brian Lee Corber, Attorney at Law, with 23 years experience, emphasizes music and entertainment law in his practice. Mr. Corber has represented individual music creators and other entertainment professional artists as well as independent production companies. Currently, he is representing Daniel P. Kolton who is claiming to have ghostwritten hundreds of cues, collectively, for “Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Young Hercules” in securing his rights and royalties for the copyrights in his music.

    BARRY COFFING (songwriter and composer) – Barry Coffing, founder of UPRISING ENTERTAINMENT, is a versatile producer, songwriter, composer, singer and film/TV music professional. His songs have charted around the world,and include the #1 hit “How Do You Talk to an Angel.” Artists recording his songs include: Randy Travis, Michael McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Tiffany, The Neville Brothers, Randy Crawford and Jamie Walters, among others. Barry has produced tracks for Lee Greenwood, Michael McDonald, Thelma Houston, Tiffany, Irene Cara, Gary Pucket and Maureen McCormick and many others. For the recent critically acclaimed film Moulin Rouge starring Nicole Kidman, he sang “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

    The panel will be moderated by composer MARK NORTHAM, founder of The Film Music Network and publisher of Film Music Magazine.

    Questions from attendees are encouraged, and we encourage everyone to be part of the dialogue at this special event.

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